Toy Review: DC Comics Super-Villains Bizarro figure (DC Collectibles)

I’ve really got mixed feelings about the New52 Bizarro.  On the one hand, I like the overall design of the character, especially this DC Collectibles figure (once again, DC Collectibles […]

I’ve really got mixed feelings about the New52 Bizarro.  On the one hand, I like the overall design of the character, especially this DC Collectibles figure (once again, DC Collectibles has hit another one out of the park.  Believe it or not, your friendly neighborhood jman is NOT a shill for DC Collectibles.  I know it seems it.  And at this point it certainly wouldn’t hurt for them to throw me a bone or something.  Sheesh!  But…no.  No shilling here, just a boy professing his undying love.)

dc-bizarroNow as much as I like the design of the new52 Bizarro, it’s his backstory that I have a real problem with.  Not so much that he’s a clone of Superman (or Kryptonian DNA spliced human).  No problem with any of that.  Or even that Luthor is the one doing the cloning/splicing.  No problem with that, either.  It’s…his outfit.  Yea.  I don’t get his outfit.  I don’t quite understand why Bizarro is wearing Kryptonian armor slacks with a backwards S shield T-shirt.

Yeayeayea.  I know how he got the backwards S Shield shirt.  I read that issue of Bizarro during Villain’s month, too. But…it’s just so.  Dumb?  I should say here that part of my problem is that I’m not a big fan of that whole T shirt, jeans, workboots, cape get-up they put Clark into before he became Superman.  It’s the biggest WTF?!?! I can think of in the whole New52.

And where the hell did Luthor get the Kryptonian armor slacks?!?!?

But, I digress…

After all that being said, though, you’d probably be shocked to hear that I liked the figure.  Or maybe not cause I opened up this thing saying how DC Collectibles hit it out of the park again.  Seriously.  It’s like they 3-d printed the figure right from the comic book.  And for all I know, they may have, too.  I can’t say I understand how all that 3-d printing works, besides.  As far as I can tell, it’s either magic or some reverse-engineered alien tech.  Or both.  Who knows?!?!?

Just to prove I’m not a complete shill for DC Collectibles, I do have two complaints about my figure, in particular.  1:  His cape separated from his shoulder when I took him out of the package.  I glued it back down, but that was a little traumatic for me.   And 2:  my Bizarro has two left feet.  Literally.  Look:

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Or wait!  Maybe he’s supposed to have two left feet.  He is Bizarro, after all.

The poorly thought out costume by DC Comics aside, it’s still a cool figure.  One worth getting if you’re a fan of the New52 or DC Collectible’s work.  Just be careful taking him of out the clamshell insert.  And if you can see it, make sure he doesn’t have two left feet, too.

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